Leicestershire building society voting scheme benefits local charities

esbs, or Earl Shilton Building Society, has revealed the results of its In the Community scheme for the second quarter of 2021, which is currently operating online. The scheme enables customers to decide how £500 will be split between two local causes by casting votes each quarter.

The votes have been counted for the second quarter of 2021 and the building society will be donating £155 to Adapt and £345 to Leicestershire & Rutland Wildlife Trust.

Two more valuable causes have been chosen for the third quarter of 2021, The Laura Centre and Leicester Animal Rescue.

Opened by the bereavement charity COPE in 1991, The Laura Centre offers specialist bereavement counselling to parents whose child has died and to children or young people who have been bereaved of a parent or significant person. Based in Leicester, with centres also in Derby and Coventry, the centre offers wide ranging individual and group support as well as a variety of alternative therapies. A mixture of qualified counsellors and trained visiting counsellors accredited with the British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) or the United Kingdom Council of Psychotherapy (UKCP) support more than 500 people every year. Donations are incredibly important to the charity to continue providing the level of support they are proud of.

Leicester Animal Rescue aims to give animals a long-term permanent home that they can feel loved and secure in. They care for dogs and cats until they find their forever home, rehoming about 100 dogs and 200 cats every year. The animals are of the upmost priority to the rescue centre; providing them with everything they need while they’re residing at the shelter, and vetting new owners thoroughly to ensure the best fit for both parties for a long and happy life together.

Their charity shop situated on the corner of Evington Road / St. Stephens Road, aims to raise as much as possible to assist to fund the shelter, relying on donated goods for re-sale in the shop. Generous donations also ensure the continued running of the shelter, providing the best care to animals in residence.

To find out more about The Laura Centre, visit https://thelauracentre.org.uk/, while more on Leicester Animal Rescue is available at http://leicesteranimalrescue.co.uk/.

Paul Tilley, Chief Executive of esbs, said: “We’re very proud to be supporting such an assortment of local charities and hope our donations go some way to enable them to continue the valuable work they all do.”
Place your vote at https://www.esbs.co.uk/charity-token-collector/.